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Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
administration officials stress the private nature of mr. clinton's visit. at the white house, spokesman gibbs reiterated that there would be no comment while mr. clinton was in north korea. >> this obviously is a very sensitive topic. we will hope to provide some more detail at a later point. our focus right now is on ensuring that the safety of two journalists. >> reporter: the north korean news agency said the former president did convey a verbal message from president obama, but gave no details. white house officials said no such message was relayed. the north koreans also reported the discussions included a wide range of issues, and among those greeting the former president this morning was the regime's chief nuclear negotiator. u.s. north korean relations have been tense for months, as talks over the north's nuclear program have been at a stand still, and the north koreans have conducted an underground nuclear test, and test fired a number of long and medium range missiles. this evening the north korean news agency announced former president clinton and his party had left the country. th
Aug 26, 2009 7:30am EDT
this administration possibly wants to look at this as a more sweeping set of proposals than perhaps it is. >> okay. but as the vice cirman said, this is not the case. >> okay. so actually you don't agree with their description of their own plan. >> absolutely not. >> okay. let me ask the panelists, can you function as a systemic isk regulator of significantly -- significant institutions without a robust examination and supervision authority or can you -- can you do that? >> impossible. >> impossible? >> can't do it. >> i agree. >> yeah, i completely agree here. that clearly part of this issue of being a systemic risk regulator is that you have to go in and know what's going on in the institutions that you are regulating and so i think it's essential that this be part of the role and clearly there's already an element of believe, a very strong element in what the federal reserve does now to the bank holding companies. >> but do you think the federal reserve had a robust supervision and examination of those institutions that failed including aig? >> well, certainlyhe federal reserve did not have thi
Aug 5, 2009 9:00am EDT
consulted with the obama administration, with his wife, secretary of state hillary clinton, and decided if he was going to go he had to be sure there was going to be a successful outcome. i think what we are seeing is a lot of people working very hard for a long period of time and bill clinton pushed that ball over the goal line. >> reporter: you talked about the former president consulting with his wife who is also the current secretary of state, but the obama administration has been careful in saying this was a personal visit, not a formal administration representative, but there are reports that president clinton may have talked to kim jong-il about other issues beyond the release of these women and other americans being held in north korea. is that a problem for the obama administration? >> not necessarily. this shows great despairty between how the north koreans reported this meeting and how the u.s. government reported the meeting. an entire range of issues were discussed and president clinton conveyed a personal message from obama. the state department denied that president obama
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Aug 5, 2009 6:47pm EDT
weapons program. those will continue to be our goals. >> does the administration recognize that ahmadinejad is the legitimate president of iran? >> he is the elected leader. bret: robert gibbs creghtded that today "let me correct a little bit of what i said yesterday. i denoted that mr. ahmadinejad watt was the elected leader of iran. obviously, the iranian people still have questions about that and we will let them decide that. " we're back with the panel. charles. >> well, that was a kingsleyian gaffe in which a politician speaks the truth, or at least as he understands it. it is not the truth about iran itself. the guy who was sworn in today is not elected. it was a fraudulent election. everybody knows t however, it reflects what the administration wants in iran. it wants him in power t did not want the demonstrations. it is somewhat a nuisance and it got in the way of the grand scheme of negotiations in which obama sweet talks iran out of its nukes, which is in and of itself harebrained and naive and now it is collapsing around him. it was dishonorable, our lack of supp
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
that with the obama administration coming in in the midst of a huge financial crisis, the deepest recession since 1930's, problems in afghanistan, problems in iran, hillary clinton going off -- up the wall yesterday in africa, or a couple days ago, it seems like these people have been in office for some time. but we have to remind ourselves, this is a six-month assessment. and, indeed, to be fair to the administration, ron kirk, the u.s. trade representative, still doesn't have his full staff. i think the senate is holding up one of his key appointments. and so i think there are preliminary judgments to be made, we should be careful. that said, of course, this is washington and this is a think tank and we have speakers who write on these things. we will make some preliminary judgments. i'd just like to make three -- points in three areas. relating to the -- the limitation -- potential limitations, the barriers, the challenges and also the opportunities that president obama has moving forward in the trade area. the first relates i'd say to the political situation he faces and the political situation he
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
because it's showing this administration is committed to offensive operations there and even if we can't sustain them for a long period of time, at least it shows everybody the world the whole world that obama is willing to do this kind of operations and the u.s. can pull them off and that's a big deal. >> i think how long the u.s. public can sometic, particularly if there are more can stomach it. it depends a lot on the benchmarks that the administration has yet to lay out. that it's working on. in other words what are the goals. how do we measure success. if it part of that is reaching out in a meaningful way to the taliban are elements of the taliban that could shorten the time frame that u.s. forces would have to be there. i think figuring out how to measure progress and what our goals are that is up in the air. >> back to the point about the commitment, this war has been on since october 2001. this not a new conflict. a conflict we have been engaged in for the better part of a decade. is there a stomach in the united states or europe to stick with this for another ten years and ma
Aug 30, 2009 11:00am EDT
in defense. the obama administration wants to reform export controls on weapons and technology. we'll talk to an expert. the army bet all its marble on a modernization program. a combat system. but now fcs is no more. unmanned aircraft, robots, gates wants the army to develop a clearer plan for the future vehicles it needs and how they will be different from the one army is buying for iraq and afghanistan. at the same time the army is continue to go rabidly introduce new soldier level equipment from small arms to body arm more and ground vehicles. here with me to discuss this is lieutenant steven speaks. general, welcome back to the show. >> it is an honor to be here. >> let's start with what was fcs. on the vehicles secretary gates had them stripped down because he was concerned that the smaller lighter more agile vehicle might not as well suited for an i.e.d. future. what kind of vehicles is the army leaning toward developing for the future? >> i'd like to focus on the importance of what he told us. he affirmed critical elements of our strategy. he said spin-outs were the way we ought to
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Aug 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
administration's first 7 months. >> what do you think of barack obama. >> and his relationship with former president bush. >> chris: did you feel he went soft in the second term. >> dick cheney as you have never seen him before. exclusively, on "fox news sunda sunday". then, we'll bring you the latest on the explosive story we reported last week. is the obama administration pushing a death book on our veterans, and ted kennedy's life and career. we'll hear from our sunday panel, salmon, lies son, bill kristol and juan williams, all on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again from fox news in washington. the obama justice department made big news this week, launching a review that could lead to the prosecution of cia officers and we'll hear from former vice president dick cheney, barack obama's leading critic when it comes to the war on terror, and friday we visited his vacation home outside jackson hole, wyoming and he told us he feels liberated now that he has left office and as you'll see, he was surprisingly candid, not only about this president, but, also, about areas where he disagree
Aug 30, 2009 9:00am EDT
to investigate possible cia abuses. why don't you think it's going to stop there? the new administration's fir 7 months. what do you think of barack obama? and his relationship with former president bush. did you feel that he went soft in the second term? dick cheney as you have never seen him before, exclusively on "fox news sunday." then, we'll bring you the latest from that explosive story we reported last week. is the obama administration pushing a death book on our veterans? and how will history judge ted kennedy's life and career. we'll hear from our sunday panel, right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. the obama justice department made big news this week launching a review that could lead to prosecution of cia officers. now, you'll hear from former vice president dick cheney. barack obama's leading critic when it comes to the war on terror. onfriday, we traveled to cheney's vacation home just outside jackson hole, wyoming. he told us he feels liberated now that he's left office. and as you'll see, cheney was surprisingly candid, not only about this pre
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Aug 23, 2009 10:00am EDT
are your thoughts on a potential u.n. resolution by the obama administration condemning the release and the welcome home? >> caller: well, i am all for it. i agree with them, with obama's administration, and -- but don't agree with him on the health care reform ideas and the public option. but it is refreshing that i can agree with him on something. i think that... the resolution even if the security council with libya, as a member now, can beat -- at least we'll have our opportunity to express or opinion and present the resolution to the general assembly. >> eric: the u.s. ambassador, we have no word if indeed the administration may submit such a resolution, but, look, the administration, in other areas, tried to work with these countries, do you think the obama administration would actually want to try and get the ire of libya by doing something so public introducing a resolution, knowing libya, the president of the security council, five months ago, they certainly would have such a condemnation. >> i am sure the administration, our administration, has got to make a decision, whet
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Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
cheney lashes out at the administration's investigation of c.i.a. interrogators, and a look at the order that some u.s. troops in afghanistan are refusing to follow. all that, plus the fox all-stars an and friday lightning round. "special report" starts right now. welcome to washington. i'm shannon bream in tonight for bret baier. memorials for the late senator kennedy continue. president obama will speak at tomorrow's fiewn al mass and major garrett reports that kennedy's death has left a void that could hamper the president's healthcare reform efforts. >> as the public morning continued, president obama worked on his eulogy on martha's vineyard conferring with his top advisor, david axelrod. the president has immersed himself in his vacation, setting aside the healthcare debate for a bike ride along the beach, a fried shim p lunch and a look from the white house. if he was looking for a deal maker, clout and timing, kennedy's death may have left mr. obama adrift. >> he was the only person who could go to the republicans an cut the deal and come back to the left and say this is good eno
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
israeli but it was two and a half years into his administration before he convened a middle east peace process, the 9/11 attacks providing a distraction and justification. president obama has condemned israel's continued settlement building and the israelis want to suspend it as a a pre-condition. some experts say they ought to negotiate with israel and the u.s. pressure takes away a bargaining chip. >> when the administration takes that role, we relieve arab parties from making their own concessions. >> with hamas still in control of gaza, president abbas can't negotiate for all palestinians. >> president abbas is presiding over what i would say is a palestinian humpty dumpty. the government of israel cannot and will not make peace with half of the palestinian national movement. >> miller also says there's no consensus among israelis on what concessions they're willing to make in exchange for peace. he calls next month's talks a galactic challenge. he says there will be real consequences if the peace talks fail. bret. bret: wendell goler live on the north lawn. thank you. israelis are
Aug 13, 2009 2:00am EDT
to remind myself and we should remind our speakers this morning and you that with the obama administration coming in in the midst of a huge financial crisis, the deepest recession since 1930's, problems in afghanistan, problems in iran, hillary clinton going off -- up the wall yesterday in africa, or a couple days ago, it seems like these people have been in office for some time. but we have to remind ourselves, this is a six-month assessment. and, indeed, to be fair to the administration, ron kirk, the u.s. trade representative, still doesn't have his full staff. i think the senate is holding up one of his key appointments. and so i think there are preliminary judgments to be made, we should be careful. that said, of course, this is washington and this is a think tank and we have speakers who write on these things. we will make some preliminary judgments. i'd just like to make three -- points in three areas. relating to the -- the limitation -- potential limitations, the barriers, the challenges and also the opportunities that president obama has moving forward in the trade area. the firs
Aug 10, 2009 4:00am EDT
that was as obvious to me then as it is counter intuitive today which was a new administration coming in would be a conservative administration or a liberal administration has one of its obvious priorities of putting on a more solid footing of the counterterrorism authority that it felt it needed because these were so in contest relatively easy and the second myth is that the laws we already have better system. for example on the left is a these are easy question if we simply follow law and we don't violate the law then everything would be fine and we would, you know, our problems would go away and we would deal with terrorists in the criminal justice system and be fined. on the other hand you have wealth this is a war, there is a body of law that authorizes aggressive behavior and warfare. this covers the situation if we simply allow for that, the problems -- these are the tools requisite and available and the law provides for them so what is the problem? lets just do it. my work in premise is that these two basic methods, which have gotten more intense, not less, as time has gone on, have re
Aug 24, 2009 11:00pm EDT
the years by bush administration officials and cia directors? two years ago michael hayden who was the director of the cia for the last years of the bush administration gave a speech to the counsel of foreign relations in which he talked about the detention and interrogation program and said, quote, it is very carefully controlled and lawfully conducted, has been carefully controlled and lawfully conducted. it's kind of hard to square that with what you just documented was in the cia inspector general report that had been presented five years ago in 2004. number two, that this report was generated at the beginning by agency officials within themselves who had deep concerns about what was going on. i was struck, one officer is quoted in this report saying that he's concerned that he might one day, agency officers might one day end up on some wanted list to appear before the world court for war crimes stemming from these activities. it was the concerns about this came from within the agency. that's what generated this report. and the third thing that leapt out at me is what you s
Aug 3, 2009 12:30am EDT
of the nature of the disaster. we are pleased now to welcome our first witness, administrator craig few gate, who is the news administrator of the federal emergency management agency. welcome, mr. fugate. ajj madam chair, a ranking member and other members of the committee. it's an honor to be here before your committee and talking about catastrophic disasters. so what is a catastrophic disaster, by one definition to use? the framework we define as a natural man many incidents including terrorism and the results sex or near levels of mass casualties, damage or disruption of severely of i to population infrastructure m -- zero economy and national morale of government functions. fifteen minutes town of 100,000 and have a catastrophic event in may have been catastrophic to the overall system so i often think we talked cast of a particularly at level of fema, looking at the events that have national impacts forces of those that may be very localized that we can still respond with our normal process and resources to get in there quickly. solarize talk about catastrophic we're talking about those
Aug 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. >> the feeling was there was a great and extreme bias against the religious administration and that created great concerns among the muslims, particularly the leaders of muslim countries. but with the obama speech it became clear that he's not, that america is not against this. if you complain of the interventions of the forces in iran, i would say to you, don't interfere with the home affairs of other arab captioning sponsored by rose communications >> charlie: we are in cairo, in egypt for a conversation with the president of egypt, hosni mubarak. it is my ninth interview with him. he is on the eve of a visit to washington to meet with president obama and vice president biden to talk about the middle east and other issues. it is his first trip to washington since 2004. i am pleased to have him back on this program for a conversation about the region, about the issues he sees, about his rule here in egypt for 28 years. mr. president, thank you. >> thank you. >> charlie: i come to cairo and all of the talk is about you. they say is he okay, is he healthy, does he feel good. they say he's
Aug 5, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. the obama administration insist it made no deals with pyongyang to secure their release. dan lothian has our report from the white house. >> reporter: i'm just not going to get into that right now. i don't have anything more to add on this at this time. this was a private mission. >> reporter: but, in fact, the government was deeply involved from the start. >> it was an official visit. it was sanctioned by the u.s. government. it was brokered behind the scenes by the u.s. government. this is, in name only, a private visit by the president. >> reporter: a senior administration official says planning had been under way for months, but that the game changer came in mid-july, when laura ling and euna lee told their parents during phone conversations of an offer from the north koreans. they would be granted amnesty if an envoy, like president clinton, would travel to pyongyang to secure their release. >> obviously informed vice president gore and obviously the state department of the nature of that goal. >> reporter: on the weekend of july 24th, an official says national security adviser, general
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Aug 22, 2009 2:00pm EDT
. could the wheels be coming off the administration recovery plan. is double talk sinking healthcare reform? we'll take a closer look at obama care's contradictions and the left's meltdown over the public option retreat. as millions of afghans vote despite taliban threat, many americans say the war there is not worth fighting. "the journal editorial report" starts now. welcome to the "journal editorial report." i'm stuart varney. first off, could the wheels be coming off the administration economic recovery plan? well with, the bad news keeps coming. retail sales fell unexpectedly, raising fears that the key back-to-school shopping season will hit negative territory for the first time in years. news this week that the number of homeowners delinquent on the mortgages are in foreclosure rose to the highest level in four decades. more than 4% of all borrowers are in foreclosure. about 9% missed at least one payment. triple whammy, if you add to that the continuing problems with unemployment. joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist editor dan henninger, editorial mem
Aug 28, 2009 6:30pm EDT
of small business across the administration. first, the recovery act. economic stimulus. all of you know what happened in october. in october, banks stopped lending. credit lines froze. small businesses were struggling to find the capital that they need. congress and this administration understood that the small business community needed some extra help. they included over $700 million for the sba in the recovery act. it has been six months. this has been a smart investment. we have been able to get the money into the hands of small businesses. it is working. in march, because of the recovery act, we were able to implement two important changes in the sba's top loan programs. we've reduced or eliminated many of the fees in our 504 programs. we wanted you small businesses to keep more of that money and to be able to reinvested back into businesses. we were able to increase the federal backing on our 7a loans up to 90% so lenders would offer more sba loans. as a result, we have been able to get more than 1000 lenders who were not making loans after october that making sba loans. more than
Aug 24, 2009 7:00pm EDT
in the bush administration. >>> tonight they're appointing a prosecutor who was assigned if any legal action is taken. >>> president obama gives the go-ahead for a special interrogation unit that will operate out of the fbi and will report directly to the white house. >>> and few less than president obama's cabinet. so who is helping the president tonight? >>> the associated press is reporting that the l.a. county coroner has ruled michael jackson's death a homicide. the news could mean criminal charges for jackson's personal doctor, dr. conrad murray. murray was in the house with jackson when he died. there are also more details contained in a search warrant, and court documents unsealed today. we have complete coverage tonight with randy in los angeles, and senior legal analyst jeffrey tubin in new york. first randy with the very latest. randy, what can you tell us? >> i know you mentioned the report by the associated press saying the death has been ruled a homicide. i do want to point out when it comes to the coroner's ruling of a homicide, it could have a very different meaning. it has a
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Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. the effort to put more fuel in the pipeline of the administration's cash for clunkers program seems to be be heading toward the finish line. senate leaders say they expect to see the checkered flag before leaving for vacation. major garrett has an update. >> after serenading president obama with the course of happy birthday, democratic senators emerged from the white house confident that cash t cash for clunkers program will keep on keeping on. >> cash for clunkers, you will pass cash for clunkers. when will you do that? >> before we leave her. >> the senate clock strikes midnight friday and then it is a month-long recess. lawmakers from michigan who call cash for clunkers an economic lifeline say the things look good to siphon $2 million -- $2 billion to keep it going. >> it looks very strong, because we're hearing from dealers and consumers across the country that this is a stimulus that is working. >> four of the top sellers are japanese models, camry's prius and honda's civic, and the only u.s. model, the top seller of all is the ford focus. the white house says it's satisfied t
Aug 20, 2009 7:00pm EDT
at the time. dana bash, cnn, washington. >> the obama administration holding a meeting at the white house on immigration reform. homeland security secretary janet napolitano leading the session which included religious, business and special interest groups but which excluded the media. president obama was not scheduled to attend the meeting but apparently he did make an appearance. a white house spokesman said the president understands our nation's immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed and that's why he asked secretary napolitano to meet with stake holders and members of congress to move the legislative process forward. today scotland released the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight over lockerbie scotland. the attack killed 270 people. ali mohmed al megrahi is home after the scottish government sent him free. crowds estimated at 1,000 cheered his arrival. a hero's welcome as he arrived. scottish government officials releasing the libyan on compassionate grounds. he has terminal prostate cancer. the victims' families expressing outrage over the terroris
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. in that year alone, interest on the debt will equal $774 billion. the administration blames these bad numbers on the prolonged recession, that and the failure, it says, the bush administration to pay for new programs and war fighting. >> certainly a significant chunk of that comes from the things that are getting passed from the bush administration directly, and almost all the rest of it have to do with the deterioration of the economy. >> the administration also argued that higher deficits should not halt its push for up to $1 trillion in healthcare spending. >> the president made cheer from the outset that his healthcare reform ideas are deficit neutral, so the deficit should not be the primary determinate of when you do healthcare reform that's not going to increase the deficits. >> economists say these new deficit numbers are likely to deepen public anxiety about big new federal spending and today the non-partisan congressional budget office said its ten-year projection for federal deficits is $3 trillion higher from the one it put forth in march, and that's without counting any new white
Aug 4, 2009 4:00pm EDT
. john boulton, of course, who was the hardliner in the bush administration, saying that we are rewarding essentially north korea's bad behavior, and pointing out that bill clinton was met on the ground there when he got off the plane there with the lead north korean negotiator when it comes to these nuclear arms negotiations. so you're doing to hear the critics talking about what went on there. >> anothnorah, we are talking a whether you might have the story line tomorrow is bill clinton upstaging secretary of state clinton. a lot of people got a little upset with us on twitter saying we're making up story lines, but you have incredible dynamics. it's not every day in this country where you have a secretary of state who is powerful who is a clinton and her husband is a former president able to go into north korea and secure the release and meet face-to-face with kim jong-il. there are so many dynamics at play, and it is all a part of an incredible conversation. >> this is probably the most reclusive and most dangerous country in the entire world, north korea, and that's why this is so se
Aug 7, 2009 8:00pm EDT
but the administration, to sell them. >> charles? >> well, if you are protesting against the bush administration, like code pink, that is patriotic dissent. if you are protesting against the messiah, then it is a mob. i thought here we are, and administration attacking ordinary citizens who go out and express citizenship by speaking their minds and protesting government policies. it is ironic that this attack on them comes from the administration led by a man whose first job, as i remember, was community organizer, which, if i understand correctly, is a guy who goes out to ordinary citizens, organizes them to go out and speak their minds and protest against authority. i do find it rather curious. >> evan? >> moms and paranoia are not new, but there is something about american culture encourages you to be as angry as he wanted the incivility is kind of limitless. >> michael steele, the republican national chairman, says that to say this is some sort of cobol is baloney. let me quote the "washington post" columnist steven pearlstein. "they have been some misleading and disingenuous that they can only sp
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
administration is also trying to turn over a new leaf. i think there are two keys to an improved strategy. the first is obviously increased security. and that's not only about killing insurgents but also about making the afghan population feel more secure. and it's about justice. it's about rooting out the problems of corruption that have turned many afghans away from the government. >> no matter who wins, is it likely to change the nature and the duration of the american mission there? >> well, i do think that the outcome of this election could have a serious impact on the american engagement in afghanistan. ultimately, leadership from the top is going to be necessary from the afghanide to clear turn things around and whether it's a question of political reconciliation with the taliban, improving the record of afghan security forces, rooting out corruption, dealing with the narcotics problem, these are things that ultimately require afghan leadership, and without strong afghan leadership, the united states can't deal with these problems. and so i do think that the outcome of the election
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> discussion now on the obama administration's trade policy, the american enterprise institute in washington post this event, is about an hour and 45 minutes. >> good morning, i'm claude barfield, scholar at the american enterprise institute, i would like to welcome you all to what is our second annual what the hell is august, we're going to hold the conference anyway. somebody reminded me of this this morning, it was just a year ago, weeks after the collapse of the talks, we decided we should take a look at what happened and maybe not wait until september. is anybody -- are we just going to have a couple of us sitting around a table? will anybody be here? my faith in the trade mafia was sustained by the fact we have 150 people signed up which is just about what we had this morning. we have a very successful morning a year ago and i am sure we will this year. we have an excellent panel and i will introduce them in a minute. i would like to make a couple of remarks, stepping back a little bit and seeing trade policy in the larger
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Aug 24, 2009 4:00pm EDT
up social security, medicaid, the veterans administration, the post office -- college wartime to you have on the program, neil? they will not fix it. they will make it worse. >neil: craig, thank you. we want to bring this to you. the death of michael jackson was apparently caused by the excess of use of propofol. that is from the l.a. coroner report. again, they are attributing the death of michael jackson have to unusually high levels of propofol. when we get more details, we will keep you posted. there has been a battle back and forth as to whether this was self-induced, and that would affect the insurance payout, but now, this has apparently become a huge mess, both for a legion of fans, and now for insurance companies, and what could be the costliest death in american history. now, for the first time, social security payments are pegged to inflation, and since prices are not budging, neither will the checks. my next guest joins us 8. good to see you, congressman. >> good to be here. neil: ok, is cost of living adjustments, not expected to change, cost of living so low. what do y
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
a battery of anti-aircraft gunners, people speaking for the last bush administration are trying to shoot down the accusation that some of them tried jacking up the country's security alert in order to ensure bush's re-election in 2004. when the news broke yesterday that homeland security secretary tom ridge has charged bush people with doing just that, trying to politicize the terror threat level the weekend right before the '04 elections, a lot of people said ah-ha, but meanwhile spokesmen for donald rumsfeld and john ashcroft are trying to dismiss the accusation, or at least people speaking for them are. but a lot of people aren't, of course, buying the denials. ridge's account of what happened only confirms what bush critics on iraq and related issues always believed, that the white house politicized the terror threat to scare people into voting republican. >>> plus, what's going on with health care reform? opponents are saying president obama is pushing big government. that he's moving the country towards socialism while liberals argue he's not moving left enough and he's lost his de
Aug 3, 2009 12:00am EDT
if administrator craig fugate has taken office and is testifying before this committee for the first time. i am pleased to ask, ranking member mr. dsos balart if he has any opening remarks. >> thank you read much madam chairman and actually i want to thank you for holding this important hearing. obviously for the witnesses as always for their contributions and their expert testimony, is good to see usurp. i also want to welcome a madam chair administrator administrator fugate in his first hearing before this committee in his new position now. hill lien he has been doing this kind of thing before at a different level and it's going to, i excited he is a way that the federal level. after hurricane katrina, congressman made it clear we needed a fema administrator who knows what he is doing and has authority to get the job done and the precedents i think found the best person in the country. with a person who knows what he is doing and who has unfortunately a lot of experience dealing with the large and small in emergencies and again i have tremendous confidence in it administrator fugate and i rea
Aug 31, 2009 3:00pm EDT
, politicized look back at the prior administration. i guess the other thing that off fenced the hell out of me frankly, chris, is we had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al qaeda. >> the form vice president going on to say the cia tactics like waterboarding which he acknowledges about but not specific cases was he aware but says this kept america safe. cheney would not say if he would definitely cooperate with the justice department investigation. >> it will depend on the circumstances and what i think their activities are really involved in. i have been very outspoken in my views on this matter. i have been very forthright, public belie, in talking about my involvement in these polic s policies. >> and today, the white house responds to cheney's comes. press secretary robert gibbs had this to say a short time ago. >> i'm not entirely sure that dick cheney's predictions on foreign policy have borne a whole lot of fruit over the last eight years in a way that have been either positive or, best of my recollection, very corr
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Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
thousand jobs lost that are needed to stimulate the u.s. economy. bret: the administration is leaning hard on the senate to put more money into the cash for clunkers program. it warned today that if the senate fails to act, the popular incentive will run out of gas within days. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> as ford announced its first monthly sales increase since the start of the recession, the cash for clunkers program, credited with helping the boost, was running on fumes and auto dealers were on the warpath. >> i think dealers are very angry. it should be obvious to a lot of money, there have been a lot of issues with the current administration. >> the white house says without senate approval of a house bill adding $2 billion in clunker funding, it can only guarantee rebates for a few more days. >> if it doesn't happen this week, it's unlikely that we will make it to the weekend with a program that can continue. >> republicans argued misreading the initial popularity in the clunkers' program means extending it might cost more than lawmakers expect. >> when th
Aug 25, 2009 5:30am EDT
is on administrative leave with more after he shot and killed a suspect. >> police just issued an arrest warrant for the suspect in several robberies in the past week. when a police tried to arrest the suspect, the situation turned deadly. the evening ended in violence. it started with a call for a robbery at the m&t bank of around 1/6 yesterday evening. it sounded very familiar to police. >> the description of the suspect was one matching that of a robbery on saturday. robbery detectives had applied for award for a suspect. >> police suspect a same man about 50 years old driving a white ford ranger may have also brought some fast-food restaurant in the past week. police spotted the suspect driving near a liquor store. the area was known to frequent that area. police tried to stop him. >> the officer was trying to get out of his vehicle. the subject and celebrated his vehicle striking the officer's vehicle. -- the subject attempted to accelerate and strike the officer's vehicle. the officer feared for his safety and fired multiple rounds from his shotgun shooting and killing the suspect who died
Aug 4, 2009 11:00pm EDT
find a face-saving way out. the real test will be how does the obama administration take advantage of this potential opportunity. and whether or not north korea is willing to engage in a substantive way that will actually lead to real progress. >> rose: and then the case of a "newsweek" reporter journalist who lives in iran and was covering the iranian elections when he was detained on june 21. he's still in prison and we'll talk about that with "newsweek's" editor john meacham spl >> what's so disappointing is we for six weeks have respectfully ask that he... that iranian law be followed. they are not following their own due process. the other thing that's unfortunate is iran clearly wants to be part of the family of nations they want to be taken seriously. they want to be part of the world community. but this is not the way one acts if one wants to do that. >> rose: we conclude with part one of a two part conversation with general tony zinni, a distinguished marine who served in the military all of his life with observations about america's role with america's role in the world,
Aug 5, 2009 11:00pm EDT
it was with bill clinton in 1994 but certainedly warning signs are there for the obama administration. >> rose: finally, author colson whitehead. his new novel is "sag harbor." they're teenagers and there's a small span of time with they get wiser but i'm not sure it's a coming of age novel. it draw miss my personal experience, you could call it a little more autobiographical. but for me i'll call it a novel and leave it at that. >> rose: the freed american journalist, politics with "morning joe" and colson whitehead next. captioning s snsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: the two american journalists who spent almost five month december thained in north korea are back at home tonight. laura ling and euna lee were welcomed this morning by friends and family at the bob hope airport in burbank, california. former president bill clinton who had flown to north korea to secure their release shared a warm embrace with its former vice president, al gore, who co-founded the television channel that the two women worked for. laura ling addressed
Aug 6, 2009 9:00am EDT
are really wanting to take stock, how is the administration doing with its top priorities? and how is it doing in the public eye, as well? also, white house correspondent dan lothian who you see there is going to be talk about the health care battle. it affects all of us, but it could define president obama. and finally, cnn's christine romans is going to be looking at the economy, another hot button issue. is the president doing enough to protect your livelihood and, of course, your life savings? let's begin our coverage this morning, though, with cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. what is the president doing today along the lines of health care? >> reporter: yes, again, focusing on health care, meeting with bipartisan negotiators with the senate finance committee, the gang of six who have been working on a bipartisan health care reform bill. as you know, health care reform is a big priority for this administration. the president referring to now as health insurance reform because he believes this is not important not only important for the health care of americans, but al
Aug 2, 2009 6:00pm EDT
pretty good about that. >> if the senate does not act, with the administration need to tap the tarp funds or some other funding? >> the conclusion is that the tarp money cannot be used for this. it is clear in the legislation that this would not be allowed. that is the reason that we went back to congress. there was a scramble on thursday night when we announced 20 windy and to the white house and others that we would run out of money if it continued at the stream of sales. the best results at that happened was to use money from the recovery plan that was provided for some other programs, including energy programs. when i spoke to the speaker, she made it's clear to me that that money will be put back into those energy programs. the tart money, it was determined, could not be used, steve. >> is there a way that there is some environmentally finding -- friendly senators who are pushing for stricter environmental standards on the program before it is extended again? what is the administration position on that? >> we think that the standards that were set in the original authorization that t
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administration should come to those people and say, how did you do it? instead, they are out there threatening to disbar the lawyers who gave us the legal opinions, threatening contrary to what president originally said. bill: that is just the beginning of a fascinating interview. we will relive some of that today. welcome to you. patti ann: dick cheney defending the enhanced interrogation techniques saying that it protected the american lives in the eight years since 9/11. bill: he said that he supports waterboarding, saying that it saved countless american lives our washington managing editor joins us now. good morning to you. what an interview. how will these comments affect the national debate, do you believe? >> it was quite an interview. it was dick cheney unleashed. it was quite substantive. i think to answer your question, we have to look back at the last time dick cheney weighed in this wholeheartedly on national- security issues. remember we had those dueling speeches by barack obama and dick cheney on the same day? most people that assessed those first round -- that first round of a
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